Horse Health Matters®

General Care

Facing Reality After Your Horse's Death

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Facing Reality After Your Horse's Death

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 24, 2017 10:13

Read this thoughtful article by a veterinarian who has had years of personal experience caring for horses and other animals to learn how to deal with the …

5 Tips: Winterize Your Barn to Keep Horses Healthy During Cold Weather

by EquiMed Staff

April 28, 2017 14:44

Here are five important tips to help horse owners winterize their barns to keep horses healthy and comfortable during cold weather …

The Dangers of Riding Your Horse in Deep Sand

by Miriam Rieck

May 3, 2017 09:30

Learn about the dangers of riding or conditioning your horse in deep sand. Avoid the strains, stresses and fatigue that come from riding in deep sand …

Rusty Coat? Is a Copper Deficiency the Culprit? Dr. Getty's Advice

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 4, 2017 15:27

Red tips on dark manes and dark coats, particularly noticeable in bays and black horses, may be due to a copper deficiency which is easy to fix, but it requires …

Tip of the Day

One of the main behaviors of foals is play: it is very important that they learn how to play with one another and to establish pair bonds.

Reproductive Care

The Mares Reproductive Cycle

EquiMed Staff

The Mares Reproductive Cycle

by EquiMed Staff

May 6, 2017 14:26

A mare's natural reproductive cycle is explained in this article with references to the basic timing of the estrous cycle. Techniques of cycle manipulation also …

Reproductive Care

The Horse Breeding Season

EquiMed Staff

The Horse Breeding Season

by EquiMed Staff

May 7, 2017 12:30

When is the best time to breed your mare? Horse's experience an optimal "breeding season." Understanding why this is so will help you pick the best time to …

Reproductive Care

Equine Artificial Insemination Explained

Jennifer M. Keeler

Equine Artificial Insemination Explained

by Jennifer M. Keeler

May 7, 2017 14:20

Artificial insemination gives you access to the best genetic material available across town or around the world. Learn the basic techniques here and get started …

General Care

"Bute" for Horses has Benefits and Drawbacks

Heather Smith Thomas

"Bute" for Horses has Benefits and Drawbacks

by Heather Smith Thomas

January 3, 2020 15:49

Veterinarians prescribe bute for a number of conditions. Horse owners should be aware of possible side effects from this commonly used anti-inflammatory …

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Feral

Free-roaming but descended from domesticated ancestors.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
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People on horses look better than they are. People in cars look worse than they are.

Marya Mannes

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